West Ham verify the signing of Gianluca Scamacca

West Ham United have accomplished the signing of Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca for an undisclosed charge.

The highly effective Italian striker, who had been linked with Arsenal, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain at varied levels of the summer time switch window, has signed a five-year deal on the London Stadium, with the choice of an additional yr, turning into the membership’s fourth massive signing of the summer time.

The Hammers have been eager to land a striker ever since Sebastien Haller left Ajax 18 months in the past, however supervisor David Moyes has been pissed off in his makes an attempt to usher in recent blood – leaving the spectacular Michail Antonio to shoulder the burden.

But Scamacca’s arrival, in a deal 90 minutes understood to be value €43m together with bonuses and add-ons, will lastly give Antonio stiff competitors for his place – the 23-year-old a daily in Italy’s nationwide workforce and scorer of 16 Serie A targets for Sassuolo final season.

“I’m really excited to join West Ham,” mentioned Scamacca, who will put on the quantity seven shirt. “I’ve waited an extended time for this second – it has been a dream to play within the Premier League.

“I feel West Ham are the perfect team for me. They showed they really wanted me and when I spoke to the manager there was an instant understanding.

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“I am unable to wait to play and present the supporters what I can do within the West Ham shirt – I hope we’ll love one another.”

“We have been trying to add extra energy to our attacking choices for a while, so we’re delighted to have introduced in Gianluca,” said manager David Moyes. “He will come extremely advisable – and we sit up for working with him. He is a younger centre-forward with a extremely brilliant future forward of him.”

Scamacca joins Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes and Nayef Aguerd through the arrival door at West Ham, although the latter will be out for at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on an injury picked up in the pre-season defeat to Rangers.

West Ham remain interested in further strengthening their squad, with Moyes and head of recruitment Rob Newman hoping to bring in a new left-back, central midfielder and left-back.

Talks with Chelsea over striker Armando Broja are also ongoing, although there has been little movement in recent days despite the Albanian’s apparent desire to join the club. It remains to be seen whether West Ham will push to revive the deal following Scamacca’s arrival.

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